Brooklyn indie pop band the Drums has just announced the September 13 release of Portamento, the trio’s second LP, via Frenchkiss. The autobiographical album, which is the follow-up to last June’s self-titled full-length debut, was written by singer Jonny Pierce and covers a wide range of topics: his extreme religious roots, transgenderism, violence and, of course, heartbreak. For a peak into the Drums’ world, watch the video for new track “Money” below:

In support of Portamento, the band will be going on a North American tour this fall. To complement the new album’s fuller sound, the band has added two new touring members to its lineup, including Violens’ Myles Matheny on guitar and bass. Before that tour kicks off, the Drums will be stopping at Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 6.


Tracklist For Portamento:
01. Book Of Revelation
02. Days
03. What You Were
04. Money
05.Hard To Love
06. I Don’t Know How To Love
07. Searching For Heaven
08. Please Don’t Leave
09. If He Likes It Let Him Do It
10. I Need A Doctor
11. In The Cold
12. How It Ended


Tour Dates For Drums:
08/06 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
09/28 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
09/29 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
09/30 – Montreal, Canada – Evenko
10/01 – Toronto, Canada – The Mod Club
10/03 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
10/04 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
10/05 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
10/06 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
10/10 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
10/11 – Vancouver, Canada – Venue
10/12 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Café
10/14 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent – Treasure Island Night Show
10/15 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
10/20 – Tempe, AZ – Sail Inn
10/22 – Dallas, TX – The Loft
10/23 – Austin, TX – The Parish
10/24 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
10/26 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
10/27 – Orlando, FL – The Social
10/28 – Miami, FL – Grand Central
10/31 – Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn
11/03 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
11/05 – Philadelphia, PA – Making Time At Voyeur Night Club
11/06 – Washington, DC – The Black Cat